The TUC is campaigning against government attacks on disabled people and for disability equality. Our demands, agreed by disabled trade unionists, are contained in the Manifesto for Disability Equality which is published together with a guide to how best to use it. Find out more by emailing [email protected].

TUC guidance for unions on disability discrimination law and good practice in the workplace is in Disability and Work (PDF) also available free from TUC online shop.

TUC Disabled Workers Conference

The TUC Disabled Workers Conference brings together activists from across the UK. Paperwork from the conference can be found here.

Mental health at work

The TUC and trade unions are working to improve workplace mental health. In February 2015 a seminar discussed examples of good practice from six unions. Download Good practice in workplace mental health (PDF)

In February 2016, a second seminar examined equality and mental health. Download Equality and mental health in an age of austerity (PDF)

There are free resources available from the TUC and MIND and many unions have published their own materials:

TUC Disabled Workers' Conference

The TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2015 took place on 21-22 May. Download report of the conference (PDF)

This leaflet (pdf) explains the work of the TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee. If you wish to invite a speaker to a trade union or campaign meeting please contact [email protected] (Note you may have to pay speaker’s expenses).


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First published in 2005, this new edition has been updated and revised by Brian Hagan for the TUC. It describes a framework for negotiating and promoting workplace practices that aid dyslexic staff and in itself exemplifies British Dyslexia Association guidelines on good publishing practice.

Download Dyslexia in the Workplace [PDF]

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The second edition of this popular guide, written to assist unions in challenging discrimination and in negotiating good policy and practice. It includes up-to-date case studies, examples of audits and monitoring, and a full resource list. Alternatively you can either download a PDF version of the guide or a large print Word version from the links above.

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This book was first written in 2007 and since then LGBT people now enjoy the same protections and rights as everyone else under the Equality Act 2010. Same-sex couples can have a civil marriage since the Marriage (same-sex couples) Act introduced in 2013 came into effect in March 2014 .The number of ‘out’ members of Parliament has never been greater. All the major political parties now support equality and compete to be the most LGBT- friendly.

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Hundreds of thousands of people at work face ignorance, prejudice and stigma because of mental health problems. Even more – who are both able and willing to work – cannot get a job if they have or have had a mental health problem because of discrimination by employers. This goes on even though it is illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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This is a handy guide to help prevent deliberate or thoughtless terminology.

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